Osinbajo commissions fertilizer firm in Edo state


Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned the Edo Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited, Auchi, a public private partnership between the state government and WACOT Limited, which has the capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum, Independentreports.

The Vice President, who was accompanied by the Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; and Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, commended the foresight of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for creating an enabling business environment, which saw to the revitalisation of the fertiliser plant which had been non-functional for about 14 years.

Osinbajo commended WACOT for its foray in the agricultural sector especially in agro-processing, and stated that the Buhari administration takes the private sector seriously. Governor Obaseki in his remarks said that the aim of revitalising the plant was to make the state self-sufficient in food production and enable farmers get fertiliser at affordable prices.